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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] scsi: virtio-scsi: Fix address translation failure of HighMem pages used by sg list
2012/7/25 Ben Hutchings <>:
> On Wed, 2012-07-25 at 20:13 +0800, Wang Sen wrote:
>> When using the commands below to write some data to a virtio-scsi LUN of the
>> QEMU guest(32-bit) with 1G physical memory(qemu -m 1024), the qemu will crash.
>> # sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb (/dev/sdb is the virtio-scsi LUN.)
>> # sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt
>> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/file bs=1M count=1024
>> In current implementation, sg_set_buf is called to add buffers to sg list which
>> is put into the virtqueue eventually. But if there are some HighMem pages in
>> table->sgl you can not get virtual address by sg_virt. So, sg_virt(sg_elem) may
>> return NULL value. This will cause QEMU exit when virtqueue_map_sg is called
>> in QEMU because an invalid GPA is passed by virtqueue.
>> I take Paolo's solution mentioned in last thread to avoid failure on handling
>> flag bits.
>> I have tested the patch on my workstation. QEMU would not crash any more.
>> Signed-off-by: Wang Sen <>
> [...]
> This is not the correct way to submit a change for stable. See
> Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt.

OK, thanks.

> Ben.
> --
> Ben Hutchings
> If more than one person is responsible for a bug, no one is at fault.

Wang Sen
Addr: XUPT,Xi'an,Shaanxi,China

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